Jamie: “Ron Howard, Put Your Game Face On”

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After Jamie had EVERYBODY in his vid for “Blame it,” Ron Howard is now speaking out about the experience. Like a fish out of water:

Howard was enjoying the Democrat’s induction into office in January (09), when he was approached by the singer to star in the video for Blame It, alongside other actors Forrest Whittaker, Jake Gyllenhaal and Samuel L. Jackson. But Howard was wary of accepting the offer – because he was worried he wouldn’t be able to play the role of a party animal. He tells EW.com, “We were at the inauguration and there was this tent full of showbiz people and their families. Jamie came over and said, ‘Hey, I’m shooting a video in Los Angeles, will you come by?’ I was picturing a sort of ‘We Are The World’ thing. “So I showed up, and Jamie said, ‘It’s this party scene, and you’re going to drive up with Jake Gyllenhaal and Forest Whitaker and me. The only thing is that you’ve got to wear your party face.’ I said, ‘I don’t think you want my party face, because this is it. That may not be what you want.’ Jamie and the director, Hype Williams, said, ‘No, we want your game face, very serious.’ “So we’re getting ready to roll and all we hear from the director is, ‘Uh, hey Ron, no smiling, remember, real serious, real serious,’ and, ‘RON, NO SMILING, NO SMILING,’ and, ‘RON, NO SMILING!’ and, ‘ACTION!’ So we did that a couple of times, and then we went in and sat with the girls and toasted champagne. “I had no idea what in the world it was or what I was doing. I do not have a secret night-clubbing side. I’m the opposite of a big pimpin’ kind of dude. Probably the last time I was in a club was doing research for Night Shift in 1981.”

We can only imagine the look on his face with the multitudes of video ho’s prancing around. SMH.

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  • http://www.bossip.com jjj / Proud Jamaican

    Jaime! You are in this post aren’t ya? Lol

  • http://www.gravatar.com *Living lovely*

    lol……Where’s Jamie 🙂 Ron howard is that dude so I bet he was enjoyin himself even though the awkwardness was there

  • http://www.ferdoza.blogspot.com Re (Gambit in 4 days!)

    I LOVE Ron Howard….

    ESPECIALLY that show Arrested Development…pure genious I tell ya! I wish I made up that kind of show first…

  • JB (Looking like Kim K with the sunburn)

    I wish Happy Days still came on. It is so much more funnier that the Browns or the Paynes

  • Nique

    lmao @ bg

    wtf-mayberry stand up???

  • sweetness in your tea

    this was sooo funny!!!!. family guy should do a image of ron being told to stop smiling and every minute you see the corners of his mouth rising up slowly, then you hear the director yelling ‘ah ron, stop smiling.no smiling ron!’.lolololol!

  • Slick Like Baby Hair....


    A multi-award winning artist/director/producer like Ron Howard is more than capable of saying “no thank you.” It would be a ‘diss’ if he wrote the above AFTER saying no…I bet he had a good time while getting inspiration for another ridiculously profitable venture…think big picture!

  • Mrs. Rance

    Sounds like a grown man to me. Something black men in Hollywood shun. They prefer to be eternally 21.

  • Taylor

    Opie is too cute 🙂

  • D3ath By Ch0c0lat3

    Jamie’s hair line sure changed…hmmm

  • copelli21

    I liked the concept of that vid….it was cool to see unexpected faces at the party, chillin. Ron included.

  • kblack

    yeah, ron, riiiiiight.

    you mean to tell me ron howard, who’s been in hollywood all his life, doesn’t know how to party? … like that….? yeah, sure. try again, opie

  • Winona

    I think the reason why Ron Howard is still productive is the fact that he did not get caught up in the party machine.

  • http://www.DetroitFashionPages.com Bobbizzie

    Hey—-It’s lil’opie cunningham!

  • denne

    i really liked it! it was an interesting and unexpected lil mix of hollyweird and round the way club. it looked like Ron wanted to smile so bad right when he got out the car.

  • http://lovelifegodsexmoney.com shenaynay

    Happy days!

  • STARcasm

    correction…studio 54…im not old..sorry

  • STARcasm

    wait…damn…is it me…or is the ron howard pic some vietnam subliminal message propaganda?!?!

  • MsOverproof

    Imagine my chagrin and surprise when I saw Hopie Cunningham in the vid looking skurreed ishless!! Jamie if you are in this post why did you do that to your homie…not right, you shoulda went with the Fonze, he knows how to pop his collar!!!

  • me (the original)®

    EL OH EL

  • http://stewartsynopsis.com/Site%20Index.htm We "Blacks" Are The REAL Hebrew Israelites

    Ginger people are creepy.

    *shivers @ the thought of Ron as the little ginger child, Opie*

    I’m sorry…but Cartman hit it dead on the head with that one.

  • Encyclopedia Brown

    This whole story was pointless.


  • PYT

    The entire concept was PURE GENIUS all heavy hitters Oscar winners, nominees, Grammy winners, nominees, etc….and they respect him as an artist..Loves you Jamie!

  • soulwoman

    lol. At least he kept it real. Go Opie!

  • ?????????

    Me the original die a slow painful death

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